If You Want to Improve Your Heart Health, Say Goodbye to Low-Fat Diets

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  • When it comes to nutrition for better heart health, a plant-centered diet (as opposed to a low-fat diet) may be best to lower cardiovascular disease and stroke risks, new research shows.

  • The plant-centered diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy, and fish while limiting red and processed meats, sugary treats, salty snacks, and soda.

Cycling offers big-time benefits for your ticker—that’s backed up by studies like this one and this one—but when it comes to nutrition for better heart health, the standard advice to lower your fat intake may not

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